Legal disclaimer

Website content

Although we make every effort to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content.

Some of the material used on this website (for example, photographs) is copyrighted and the source (including the link) must be acknowledged if it is reproduced.

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of websites that we link to and do not necessarily endorse the views on them. We can't guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over their availability.

We make all effort to prevent viruses, but you are responsible for ensuring that information you download from this website is virus free. We can't accept responsibility for any damage or losses that may happen to your computer system or data.

Linking policy

We encourage you to link to our pages from your own website. Deep linking (where you link to any pages that are not the home page) is allowed.

All we request is that you check any links on a regular basis to ensure that they still work, and that you remember that some of the material on this website is copyrighted.

Third party software

Some of the information on this website may be accessed only by using certain software provided by third parties; this is done for your convenience and linking to the software does not necessarily mean we endorse it.

If you choose to install any such software, you do so at your own risk. You should check that the software is compatible with the software and hardware you already use.

We accept no responsibility or liability for any defect of any nature that may be caused by any such software, or for any loss or damage that may be caused to you directly or indirectly by the installation or use of any such software. We hereby disclaim and exclude to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all such liability.

The information on this website is made accessible to you on the condition that you accept these terms (including this disclaimer and exclusion of liability), and your use of any such software to access any such information will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms.

Social networking and the discussion forum

More information about social media

The pages containing content published by Darlington Borough Council within social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google+ and YouTube, as well as our online discussion forum will all be referred to as 'profiles'.

The content of our profiles has been produced for and on behalf of Darlington Borough Council (“we”, “us”, “our”), and we own the copyright in it. You may not republish, retransmit, or redistribute this profile or any part of it or any material downloaded or obtained from it, without our express prior written consent. We provide our profiles on an ‘as is’ basis, and make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the profiles or their contents, and we disclaim all such representations and warranties. In addition, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on the profiles.

The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of (site owner) howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. As a condition of your continued use of the profiles we hereby disclaim and exclude all liability for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the profiles, and your continued use of the profiles will be deemed acceptance of this condition. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations set out in this disclaimer or anywhere else on the profiles are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit any liability that we may have to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents. 


Please remember that neither the internet nor our profiles are secure. By clicking on any link you may be providing information to third parties. We do not own or have any control over the computer servers that our profiles are hosted on, nor do we have any control over the social network services privacy or data protection policies or practices. Information posted on or sent to us through our profiles will not be encrypted, and could easily be accessed by the social network service and by others. We cannot therefore guarantee your privacy or the confidentiality of any information that you post or send to us on or through our profile. We advise you to consider this carefully before you use our profiles to communicate with us or to send any information to us. We advise you not to send any sensitive or confidential information to us through our social media profiles.


Our profiles contain links to other profile and websites. Please note that any hyperlinks are provided for your convenience only, and we assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any contents or information provided on any profile or website linked to our profiles, or for any products or services advertised or sold on any such profile or website. Our use of hyperlinks to other profiles and websites does not indicate that we approve of or endorse those profile or websites, nor does it indicate that we approve of or endorse any of the information, products or services provided or advertised on any of those profile or websites. 

We are not responsible for the data collection or privacy practices on this or any other website, and advise you to read the privacy statements and consider the data collection and privacy policies of any website that you visit. 

Open data

Please visit our open data page for more information.